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Emperor for Episode VII

Ghost or a Holocron?

By Robert T. Trate     August 15, 2013
Source: Latino Review

Yesterday the Latino Review reported that Palpatine will return for Episode VII. Yes, Latino Review is reporting a rumor that Ian McDiarmid will return for the sequels. Read the full post here.  


Kellvin Chavez reported that his source says “Palpatine comes back as a Force Ghost..like Obi Wan. (Sith Lords learned similar techniques, which in some cases allowed them to physically interact with their environment.)”

You can take all this with a grain of salt and nothing is official until the Disney and Lucasfilm release a cast list. However, this does bode well for fans of the expanded universe where Palpatine did resurface. Only there he returned as a clone. Something this source already stated that he will not come back as.

What do you think Maniacs? As long as it works for the story, I am for it. Sound off below!


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therockdltj 8/15/2013 10:32:19 AM

This would be very cool if he is leading a new Sith Lord to power and revenge for his death.

CalamityJohnson 8/15/2013 10:34:42 AM

I always loved the Dark Empire Dark Horse Comics series. However, it doesn't look like they're going that direction. A Sith Ghost, eh? Wasn't that the background story for the dark force tree on Dagobah? That Yoda had killed a Sith Lord there and that was why the tree was strong with the dark side? That a residue of the dark side remained after he had gone? 

Perhaps Palpatine had perfected this to the point he could remain behind as a ghost... but i always liked that it was more a light side of the force ability, just as force lightning was dark side. Oh well. Guess I can bend a bit for this.

hanso 8/15/2013 11:00:34 AM

 Lets get the ghost of Grand Moff Tarkin too!

monkeyfoot 8/15/2013 11:08:14 AM

I have no problem with this if its true.

xpaladinx45 8/15/2013 11:20:03 AM

 I bet there's a catch....the Emperor's ghost is tied to Endor....and we get another Ewoks movie!

axia777 8/15/2013 11:32:13 AM

So they will have Sith Holocrons. This is excellent news indeed. Now just have Sidious guide the new Sith Lord from his Holocron. they did the same in the Bane Trilogy.

axia777 8/15/2013 12:08:16 PM

This is how they could work Darth Caedus into it. he finds the holocron for Sidious and gets perverted to the Dark Side. Now they just need to invent a reason for him to be full of anger.

Echo4Delta 8/15/2013 12:09:28 PM

Er, did we forget that Luke's wife was once the "Emporer's Hand"? Perhaps this will be tying into the Thrawn trilogy? Mara Jade is haunted by her last order from Palpatine to kill Luke.... interesting.

axia777 8/15/2013 12:23:34 PM

I hope they do bring in Mara Jade, but i doubt it.

DarthoftheDead 8/15/2013 12:57:03 PM

 Man, I hope they Mix the Thrawn trilogy with Dark Empire!!!

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